Tremendous technological advances have occurred in recent years. The biggest giants in the industry are in fact developing new solutions every now and then and at the same time competing with each other, thus driving the entire market as well. There is also no shortage of innovation in the field of computer components. It is worth noting that a few years ago we could count on up to 8 processors and graphics cards with a performance of about 3.5 TFLOPS. However, today we can find in stores, for example, Intel hybrid units with 24 cores, and the undisputed performance leader in the GPU category is the powerful GeForce RTX 4090 which has computing power exceeding 83 TFLOPS right out of the box. However, in the past, not all PC solutions were so groundbreaking. Today we will focus on them.
Author: Piotr Biowarczyk
Now many people probably think that the current generation of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards leaves much to be desired. Well, since it cannot be denied that chip prices remain a bit overpriced, the stores still lack modern models that are ideal for thrifty players. What’s more, in the case of many green models, there is also the problem of not very wide VRAM and a narrow bus. Well, these facts cannot be denied. However, if we look back a bit, it’s easy to see that the current generation models aren’t so bad – in fact, they offer high performance, are very power efficient and with such a low price that many gamers can be tempted. And it’s best not to say that about the products we’ve featured on the next pages of this list.
Welcome to the Top 10 Most Disappointing Computer Components! Some of them, even after looking at the specifications directly, revealed that we are dealing with an experience that even the factory itself does not believe …
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As an introduction, let me briefly explain our options. As you may recall, in recent years there have been components that were not initially received very warmly by gamers and reviewers around the world. Remember, for example, the first generation of Polaris graphics cards? Apparently, they didn’t make much progress and weren’t initially the best-priced, but today they actually have the status of eternal life and at some point (for example, in the form of the updated RX 500) were one of the most interesting options on the market. In a similar tone, many will also talk today about the Radeon Vega, which, despite its many controversies and – let’s not be afraid to say it – generally unsuccessful premiere, also had five minutes. After all, a particularly interesting option was the Vega 56, which, after many discounts and with improved drivers, has finally found a legion of owners. We can list many similar examples.
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For our list, we chose ingredients that never evoked positive associations. And even if it turned out to be very good in terms of the computing power on offer, it still remained too expensive, too complex, or simply too hot and power-hungry to buy with a smile on its lips. Some even after looking at the specifications firsthand revealed that we were dealing with an experience that even the manufacturer itself would not believe … Well, enough talking – we invite you to the top 10 most disappointing components. If you think we forgot something, don’t forget to share your opinion in the comments section!
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